This is a Vintage 1948 Columbia 5 Star Superb balloon tire bicycle. This bicycle has not been tuned and will need some mechanical work done before its rideable. The paint is in decent shape but isn't quite show worthy. The handlebars and the rims are showing rust and not much chrome. The wheels are not rideable as is and will need the most work. Expect to have them rebuilt. The New Departure model D coaster brake spins well, but doesn't have a snappy stop to it - it still stops, but not very quickly. The bars need a rechrome too, but aren't bent and seem original.
*** at some time, the original springer front fork was replaced with a blue 3 star fork. Also, the front wheel does not match.
Missing: tank, rear rack, original fenders, original springer fork, grips, pedals, front wheel and tires.
Original paint is teal with cream accents.
Headbadge is in good shape.
The downtube decal is in good shape. Nice touch.
This bicycle was built in 1948. Headbadge is silver with a red interior, marked with The Westfield Mfg Co on the top. Serial number starts with M...
rims - original rear dropcenter rim with no chrome and a dent, front is a schwinn middleweight wheel
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Used or New||Used|